RSP Adjustable Tri-Bars review£44.99

Clip-on time trial bar

BikeRadar score3/5

Raleigh have revived their once-revered Raleigh Special Products name for a new range of road parts that offers good functionality at low prices. The first big bonus of the new Adjustable Tri-Bars for real aeroheads is the fact the extensions are fixed under the bar, rather than over it like on most low cost clip-ons.

This means a potentially much lower hand position. The extensions are also angle adjustable, independent of the pads, and the S-bend section is slotted for clean internal gear cabling. They’re laser etched for accurate symmetrical cutting and the alloy pad cradles are adjustable for rotation.

Add an upswept outer edge for security and we were able to get a comfortable, fully customised ride position very quickly and easily compared to more expensive bars. Chunky clamps make them heavy, but otherwise these are really good for the money.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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